The BODY installations began in 2010 during a residency at Hill End, first forming part of the Illumination series launched in 2012.
In these cinematic works Welch uses her body as an apparatus and the landscape as a tableau.
Undertaking performances in the wilderness the artist explores the symbiotic relationship humans have with the natural world to reveal the fragility and strength of both.
The most recent instalment Transformation was commissioned by ArtState NSW and featured at the new art precinct Tremains Mill as a large two channel installation.
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia on which I have made this work and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.” – Nicole Welch